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Live production student brings international film festival to Adelaide

Jun 15, 2015

MichaelaBanksAdelaide College of the Arts Live Production and Technical Services student Michaela Banks is staging the first satellite event of Gympie’s Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival on 26 June.

For one night only Michaela will bring nine world class short films to the Mercury Cinema including the 2015 Academy Award winning film The Phone Call.

Michaela aims to raise the profile and connect South Australian filmmakers with the feel-good film festival Heart of Gold which showcases the world’s most heart-warming and uplifting short films.

“A major shift is occurring in how films are made and distributed. Many of my fellow students (at Adelaide College of the Arts) are engaged in creative projects that will surface in The Fringe, SALA or at short film festivals like Heart of Gold,” Michaela said.

Studying at university and then working in arts administration, Michaela moved from interstate to study at Adelaide College of the Arts to extend her practical skills to include hands-on production experience.

“Adelaide College of the Arts offers one of the few quality props and scenery courses in Australia. We have fantastic facilities on our campus, and dedicated teaching staff that maintain an amazing one-on-one approach,” Michaela said.

In her first year of the Diploma of Live Production Design Michaela is excited about her future and encourages Adelaidians to get behind Heart of Gold.

Michaela said: “Engage in the feel-good aspect of the festival by surprising a friend or loved one by gifting them a ticket – as a random act of kindness.”

Tickets for Heart of Gold Short Film Festival event can be purchased through Mercury Cinema.

Find out more about Live Production and Technical Services courses at Adelaide College of the Arts.